Explosion at Phoenix company sends 2 workers to hospital

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Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas
Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas
Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas
Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas
Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas Two workers were hurt in an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces. By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- An explosion at a Phoenix business Monday afternoon sent two workers to the hospital.

Firefighters received a call around 1:20 p.m. that there had been an explosion at Rock Hard Design and Surfaces near McDowell Road and 27th Avenue.
 
According to a spokesman from the Phoenix Fire Department, employees of the business were working on a roof and loft space directly above the main office.
 
They were in the process of cleaning up a large quantity of wood dust when somehow it exploded. It took the Fire Department just two minutes and nine seconds to make it to the scene.
 
When firefighters arrived, the fire was out but smoke was coming out of the building.
 
Two employees were rushed to the hospital with second- and third-degree burns. Another employee suffered minor injuries.
 
Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the explosion.
 
The office ceiling now has a large hole in it and debris is littered throughout the workspace.
 
Rock Hard Design and Surfaces closed down for the day and sent employees home. According to the company's website, Rock Hard Design and Surfaces designs stone and tile interiors. No word yet on when the business will reopen.